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S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

S. Korean Women Think of Themselves as Fat When Young, Slim When Old: Study

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has revealed that younger South Korean women tend to wrongly think of themselves as overweight, while older women see themselves as slimmer than they actually are. A joint research team led by Prof. Lee Yu-mie from Yonsei Severance Hospital and Prof. Choi Kui-son from the National [...]

S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

S. Korean Adults Have Twice as Much Lead, Mercury in Bodies as Youths: Study

SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean adults have twice the level of harmful toxic chemicals in their bodies as youths, the Ministry of Environment said Wednesday, citing a state laboratory’s research. According to the National Institute of Environmental Research’s study on 6,167 South Korean people from 2015 to 2017, the blood lead level [...]

Different Strokes for Different Folks When It Comes to Happiness

Different Strokes for Different Folks When It Comes to Happiness

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study has found that people who are financially well off typically find more happiness in through experiences such as attending performances and travelling, while those who are less well off find happiness in consuming products such as electronic goods or clothing. According to a research team led [...]

South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

South Koreans Rank Last on Well-Being Survey

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – A new study by Cigna Corporation, the parent company of LINA Korea, the first foreign provider of life insurance in Korea, showed that the perception of health and quality of life by South Koreans worsened compared to last year, resulting in the lowest levels of perceived well-being amongst all [...]

Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

Perception of “ASEAN” Weak Amongst Koreans

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The “New Southern Policy Initiative” ambitiously being pursued by the South Korean government would require heightened levels of engagement with ASEAN member states. However, a recent study has showed that the understanding of ASEAN countries by South Koreans was very low. This is according to a study titled “Koreans’ [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Carbon-intensive Firms’ Stock Prices Drop in Abnormally Warmer Months

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Carbon-intensive Firms’ Stock Prices Drop in Abnormally Warmer Months

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – People revise their beliefs about global warming when experiencing abnormally warmer climate, research by CUHK Business School reveals. Climate change is a term too familiar in our daily lives. While we lament over the rising sea levels, melting glaciers and intense wildfires, most people do not seem [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Large Early Contributions from Family and Friends May Affect Crowdfunding Success

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Large Early Contributions from Family and Friends May Affect Crowdfunding Success

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jun. 28 (Korea Bizwire) - Raising money from family and friends is a common and effective way for start-ups. However, will it affect the success of crowdfunding initiatives? Entrepreneurs are increasingly relying on internet crowdfunding — the use of online platforms to raise money from multiple contributors. It is reported that active global crowdfunding platforms [...]

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Local Financial Analysts with Access to Political Knowledge Generate More Accurate Forecasts in China

CUHK Business School Research Reveals Local Financial Analysts with Access to Political Knowledge Generate More Accurate Forecasts in China

HONG KONG, CHINA, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) - Research study on work of local and foreign brokerage analysts in China finds political knowledge creates information wedge between market participants. Institutional factors, such as politics and the relationships between politicians and companies, can shape the way businesses report financial information in many emerging economies. There is often [...]